Probate Division

The Probate Division of the Superior Court handles a wide range of issues involving adults and children including:

  • Transfers of Property
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Trusts
  • Conservatorships
  • Guardianships
  • Minor’s Compromises
  • Establishing the fact of a birth, death, or marriage.

Conservatorship and Guardianship matters are not currently available on Open Access.  Conservatorship and Guardianship matters may, subject to confidentiality, be viewed in person in Room 110.

Conservatorship Resources

Conservatorship Handbook and Video

Conservatorship Directory of Community Resources

Types of Conservatorships

Probate and Limited Conservatorship Assistance and Workshops

Pre-Approval Lists


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Contact Information

Office Location:
Superior Court of California,
County of Santa Cruz
701 Ocean Street, Room 110
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Mailing Address:
Superior Court of California,
County of Santa Cruz
Probate Division
701 Ocean Street, Room 110
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(831) 420-2200 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Filing Hours

Clerks Office:

8:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday - Friday in Santa Cruz. A mail slot is provided for filings after 3:00 PM.

Come in the morning and avoid the lines.

Items must be received by 5:00 PM.

Phones are answered from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM Monday - Friday.

Electronic Filings can be filed 24 hours per CCP 1010.6